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American Heart Association

Data Science Fellow

California, United States
Mid-Senior level
As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Data Science Fellow / Data Engineer based out of our National Center office that is located in Dallas, TX. This role can be home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on June 30, 2025 with the possibility of extension.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at

We are seeking a Data Science Fellow, to develop essential skills in healthcare analytics and modern methods in artificial intelligence/machine learning to advance research in precision medicine. The data science fellow will collaborate closely with American Heart Association scientists, clinical and research volunteers, and program managers to drive innovation and solve medical research challenges.

  • Develop and execute data science projects in health care, which focused on clinical data, equity and disparity in clinical outcomes and prediction algorithms.
  • Apply appropriate statistical techniques or advanced machine learning models to address research questions and interpret the findings of analysis.
  • Working independently or with a data engineering team to select, create and preprocess analytic dataset(s).
  • Engage with scientists/grantees and Association scientists and clinical and research volunteers to define research questions, develop analysis plans, and write summary reports.
  • Involve in technical innovation through active research and applications of new theories, techniques, and technologies such as machine learning, deep learning /AI models (e.g., neural networks, convolutional neural networks, large language model) for complex clinical data analysis and prediction.
  • Publish journal papers and present work at scientific meetings.
  • Attend relevant external conferences, and attend/co-lead consultative sessions with volunteer Task Force and other Association volunteers/experts.
  • Contribute expertise to communication strategies, including engagement networks, written pieces, workshops, and publication plans.
  • Master’s degree or above in Data Science, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience in programming, especially Python and R.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for data analysis, programming, and creative problem solving.
  • Proficiency in statistical modeling and machine learning algorithms.
  • Experience with data cleaning, curation, and preprocessing.
  • Experience with SQL and database.
  • Familiarity with handling large-scale datasets in the clinical domain, including electronic health record data, research cohort, and/or clinical dataset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, and motivation.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in cardiovascular data analysis.
  • Experience working in a healthcare or research environment.
  • Experience with version control or cloud computing.
  • Extensive experience in publishing research findings in high-impact journals

If you're ready to make a significant impact and contribute to a world of healthier lives, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

The expected pay range will be $55,000 to $75,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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